Centennial Improves To 4-1 With 4-1 Win Over West Forsyth
After splitting a two game series with the Fellowship Christian Paladins on Saturday, the Centennial Knights, who won game two of that series, looked for their second straight win as they kicked off the week hosting the West Forsyth Wolverines. The Wolverines, who have struggled a bit out the gate at 1-3 heading into Monday’s contest, looked for a win in hopes of getting their first win streak of the season going.
The Wolverines would strike first in the top of the first inning thanks to an early fielding era by the Knights followed by a sacrifice fly for Riley Poppe that would give West Forsyth a 1-0 lead. However, that would be the only run the Wolverines would generate, meanwhile Centennial would answer back in the bottom of the frame as Issrael Gil would drive a Lucas Meehan pitch into the gap between short stop and second with a runner at second, who would eventually score on the hit to tie the game 1-1.
With Reed Thursby on the mound, the Knights would hold things together defensively throughout the rest of the game, while offensively RBI’s by Chris Tonagho and Hernan Prieto, would give Centennial a 3-1 lead by the bottom of the third inning. The game would feature just one homerun, which would be a solo blast over the wall in right field by Luke Sweigart, that would give Centennial a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning and they would go on to pick up the win by that score, improving to 4-1 on the season.